If a and b are positive integers and , what is the value of ab?

Can you please show steps?

Thanks in advance

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- September 26th 2008, 09:51 AM #8
yes

I have a question from your earlier post:

how did you get from to ?? and also what about the 6 from [a^(1/2)b^(1/3)]^6? How about the 6 here? Thanks again!!

that is, we can distribute the power and multiply them when we raise a number to a power to another power